March is here and many of us start to look forward to warmer weather, longer hours of daylight and getting out and about some more. For many Spring is a time for a fresh start. This can mean having a spring clean around the house and for others maybe taking more exercise.
One of the best form of exercise that our Homewood chiropractor in Fareham recommends is walking. It is often an unfairly underrated form of exercise, however, it has so many benefits. It’s simple, free and accessible for most people and in addition it has many health benefits.
We are very fortunate in our area as we have some many great areas for walking around Fareham and beyond. If you’re new to walking you may want to start with the Fareham Easy Access Trail. This is a mile long surfaced path overlooking Fareham Creek. It has been developed to enable everyone, not just the able-bodied, to enjoy scenic views over the estuary. The trail does extend further to a 4 mile circular walk, however, the path becomes more uneven and only suitable for able-bodied walkers. You can get details of the trail here.
Another option is to look for walking groups to join. Not only will walking in a group help motivate you but it’s a great way to socialise and meet people. Fareham Walking 4 Health is an accredited health walk scheme. The walks are led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders. They publish a booklet with descriptions of the walks being offered for the coming two months. To help you choose the right level of walk for you, every walk is given a rating. You can details of the walks here.
Fareham Borough Council provide information of walks you can take around the area. These include walks around Portchester, Whiteley, Titchfield, Hook. You can also access details for over 500 free walks across Hampshire. You can get all the details on the Fareham Borough Council website here.
There is no shortage of great information about walks and groups that can support you in getting out walking this spring.
If you have a pre-existing health condition you may wish to ask your GP’s advice about suitable exercise.